Saturday, August 29, 2015
There is no question that the most talked-about topic heading into the U.S. Open is Serena Williams' Grand Slam bid. Even if she does dominate the conversation, a certain "Big Four" of men's tennis will provide plenty to discuss, too, as usual.
Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat seventh-seeded Agnieska Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 6-4 on Thurday night to reach the Connecticut Open semifinals.
Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa beat eighth-seeded Borna Coric of Croatia 6-2, 7-6 (1) on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals in the Winston-Salem Open.
Top-ranked tennis star Novak Djokovic has a new title -- goodwill ambassador for the U.N. children's agency, UNICEF.
Verbal sparring between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Ronda Rousey continued Thursday as the unbeaten welterweight champ laughed off the mixed martial arts star's dig at his earning power.
Brittany Lang birdied five of the first seven holes in windy conditions and shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.
The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.
Darryl Dawkins, the former NBA star whose powerful dunks earned him the nickname "Chocolate Thunder," died Thursday of a heart attack at the age of 58, his family said.
Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale. Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that series veteran Oriol Servia will drive Wilson's No. 25 Honda at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.
Australia's Olympic athletes must agree to having their bags and other possessions searched by team officials who Friday introduced a new ban on sleeping drugs from the day they are selected for Rio.